During this time of year we have been learning a bit about our national holiday of Thanksgiving. We shared the book, Thank You, Sarah. This book tells about the persistent efforts of Sarah Hale to convince the President of the United States of the importance of making Thanksgiving a national holiday. Students participated in creating a class chart and an individual page outlining some of the qualities that Sarah had in order to achieve her goal.
We also have had many discussions about gratitude and being thankful. We read about Squanto and how he helped the pilgrims plant corn and survive in a new land. The legend of the five kernels of corn helped us learn to be thankful for beauty all around, the love of our families, to be happy with all we have, the help of our friends, and of the free country in which we live. We each had the opportunity to write a thank you letter to someone we love.